VIVICA A. FOX JOINS TV GUIDE NETWORK'S LIVE TEAM COVERAGE ON THE RED CARPET AT THE ACADEMY AWARDS(R)
TV Guide Network's Two-Hour Live Red Carpet Coverage of Celebrity Arrivals Begins Sunday, March 7 at 6:00 P.M. ET/3:00 P.M. PT (Live on Both Coasts)
TVGuide.com to Stream LIVE Red Carpet "Fashion Cam" Online
LOS ANGELES (March 1, 2010) � Multi-talented film and television personality Vivica A. Fox will join Carrie Ann Inaba ("Dancing with the Stars"), Chris Harrison ("The Bachelor," "The Bachelorette") and fashion expert Lawrence Zarian on the Red Carpet during TV Guide Network's live telecast at the Academy Awards(R) on Sunday, March 7 at 6:00 p.m. ET/3:00 p.m. PT (live on both coasts). As an actress, producer and fashionista who is known for her dynamic on-screen presence and style, Ms. Fox will provide viewers with fun, fresh commentary on the Oscar(R) nominees and presenters, and of course, what they are wearing.
"The Academy Awards is one of Hollywood's most celebrated events, and I'm thrilled be a part of the energy and excitement on the Red Carpet � where all of the action always is!" said Ms. Fox. "Film and fashion have always been part of my life and career, and I'm looking forward to sharing my insights with fans on TV Guide Network. It will be live TV at its best!"
"Vivica Fox has walked the Oscars Red Carpet and knows what it's like to be the other side of the velvet rope, so she'll offer fans a first-hand perspective of what the experience is really like," said Matthew Singerman, Senior Vice President, Programming and Production, TV Guide Network. "In addition, Vivica is a fashionista in her own right, so she is truly the perfect addition to our live Red Carpet show."
"Live at the Academy Awards with Carrie Ann and Chris" will be two hours live on the Red Carpet on Hollywood's most glamorous night and will feature limo arrivals, fashion coverage and live interviews with many of the film industry's biggest celebrities such as George Clooney ("Up in the Air"), Meryl Streep ("Julie and Julia") and Sandra Bullock ("The Blind Side"), as well as favorite newcomers such as Gabourey Sidibe ("Precious").
Additionally, TVGuide.com will bring fans streaming Fashion Cam coverage of celebrity arrivals from the Red Carpet starting at 6:00 p.m. ET/3:00 p.m. PT on Sunday, March 7. As they watch the arrivals in real time, fans will be able to discuss their favorite celebrity fashions through integrated social features on the site and will receive alerts letting them know which stars are being interviewed on TV Guide Network's live telecast. TVGuide.com will also provide up-to-the-minute information on the Oscar winners and other breaking news from the Academy Awards.
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